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Beyond the Boat ... Clippage and the Car

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As you probably know, the pole clips and folding paddle clip we make here at SEA-LECT Designs are popular with the kayak fishing crowd, allowing hands-free storage of your paddle while you reel in that lunker (or guppie as it may be). But in addition to keeping your boat organized, clips can also keep your car essentials in their place.

Pole Storage Clip - 1-1/4" (K491351-1)

In the bed of the truck I mounted a pair of pole clips onto the roof of my camper to store my paddle, helping keep it out of the way, and off of the rest of my paddling gear.

The ideal application for this would be in the inside of a van where you could mount multiple paddles horizontally, or in your garage vertically instead of an unwieldy pile of carbon and fiberglass. Unfortunately for me, my paddle is longer than the bed of my truck, so I had to get creative and mount the clips at an angle.

Folding Paddle Clip - 1-1/2" (K737353-1)

Most people I know keep a Maglite in their car for when they need to fix a flat, jump start their car after leaving the lights on at the take out, or even just for the perfect ambiance when telling a ghost story around a campfire … but it’s always either rolling around on the floorboard, protruding from the seat back slapping against your passengers knees, or stuffed into some crevasse somewhere you forget you even had it with you.

By adding a pair of folding paddle clips (with a 1-1/2” opening in this case ), you can mount anything, onto any surface you can drill a hole into. For my Maglite, I mounted it behind the passenger seat, into the plastic interior of the car using tapping screws.

Now my light is always where it belongs, and I can grab it from the driver’s seat as I exit the vehicle. When not in use, these clips fold up and out of the way!

Beyond the Boat is a product of Jed Hawkes, SEA-LECT Designs Customer Service Rep extraordinaire … look for new additions to the Beyond the Boat series as he outfits his truck (and other paddling outlets) with useful gadgets to make the "Outdoor Lifestyle" jsut a little bit easier!

Have an idea on how to use one of our products? Send him a note at jed@sealectdesigns.com.


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